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The Maltese Falcon by  Dashiell Hammett - Paperback - 2005 - from MayBooks (SKU: 002086)

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon by  Dashiell Hammett - Paperback - 2005 - from MayBooks (SKU: 002086)
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The Maltese Falcon

by Hammett, Dashiell

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  • paperback
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Very Good/No Jacket
ISBN 10
0679722645
ISBN 13
9780679722649
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New York, U.S.A.: Vintage Books, 2005. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Extremely good copy of classic story.

Synopsis

The Maltese Falcon , author Dashiell Hammett’s third novel, set the standard by which all subsequent detective fiction would be judged. Set in San Francisco in the late 1920s, the novel introduces us to private detective Sam Spade, who characterizes the archetype of the hard-boiled detective in his dead-pan pursuit of the recovery of a black figurine. Having worked for a time for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco, Hammett reportedly drew upon his years as a detective in creating Spade and many of the other characters for The Maltese Falcon . The Maltese Falcon was originally serialized in HL Mencken’s “pulp” magazine, Black Mask, beginning with the September 1929 issue. For publication of the book form, editor Blanche Knopf tried to tone down the overt sexuality of the magazine version, fearing the references would alienate readers, but Hammett prevailed. However, the 1941 film adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor (the best known of the novel’s three film versions) excised the homosexual subtext of the novel due to Production Code restraints. Today, the movie is considered a film noir classic and the novel is ranked 56th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century as well as 54th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best novels. -

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Bookseller
MayBooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
002086
Title
The Maltese Falcon
Author
Hammett, Dashiell
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0679722645
ISBN 13
9780679722649
Publisher
Vintage Books
Place of Publication
New York, U.S.A.
Date published
2005
Pages
224
Keywords
CALIFORNIA_FICTION SAN FRANCISCO (CALIF.)_FICTION FICTION_MYSTERY

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